lunes, 4 de noviembre de 2013

"Remembering in London", the excellent blog by Marta Moreno illustrated with pictures by Lorenzo Hernandez
"I'm working on this association ( European Reminiscence Network). To deal with people with dementia in English is difficult, and my colleagues have much experience in that field, but I learn every day and, as with yoga, the key is to be patient and persevere. "

martes, 15 de octubre de 2013

Introduction to meditation - Level I of Shambhala - Nov 30-Dec 1

Shambhala meditaton room to YogaSala Málaga

The Shambhala Meditation Group of Malaga is holding a meditation course the weekend 30th Nov - 1st Dec. This is the perfect introduction to meditation and to the Shambhala teachings. With the practice of meditation we learn to befriend ourselves and to realise that we have all that we need to be content. We connect with a natural state of well-being that allows us to live without fear, with humour and dignity. The course consists of group meditation instruction and practice, individual meditation instruction, talks on the Shambhala teachings and space to share experiences with other participants. Please note that the course will be taught in Spanish without translation. There will however be several English speakers who can provide support if needed. For more information contact Chris Burke 622 049 81

viernes, 13 de septiembre de 2013

Bellydance classes in Malaga center

Yoga Sala is a beautiful and peaceful place in the center of Malaga, and every Friday afternoon at 5pm we enjoy dancing together to the rhythms of the music and our bodies. 

Many times, bellydance has been seen as a seductive dance made for the men, but never far away from the truth. The roots of bellydance are from the ancient cultures 5000 years ago. It was a dance uses to help the women in labor and used during the rituals of the goddesses. The movements were created for the feminine body, to stimulate, relax and strengthen the muscles needed during labor, menstruation and to keep the women’s body healthy.  

Bellydance can help you during your pregnancy and birth, to regulate menstrual disequilibria or pain, relaxing you uterus, strengthening the muscles in your hips and pelvis, regulating your body posture and helping you connect with your lower body. 

Bellydance is for all ages and body shapes, we dance together enjoying ourselves and connecting with our body and the music. You are always welcome to try a class for free and see by yourself the benefits for body and soul of this beautiful dance!
In class you can feel free to speak English or Spanish.

For more information
Sofia Nikander
Tlf 607 622 058 (in Spanish)

sábado, 31 de agosto de 2013


After the Málaga Fair break, MANTRA CHANTING sessions hosted by Be Pryce resume in Yogasala Málaga on Thursday September 5.

Mantra is a sanskrit word meaning 'to calm or protect the mind'. Mantras are words or phrases which are chanted repetitively and thus a vibration is created that modifies and improves our physical, mental, and emotional state. And the good news are that anyone, regardless of their musical or vocal knowledge, can chant this healing technique, because chanting mantras have nothing to do with singing in the right key. It is more about each of us creating our own vibration. You are all welcome.

Money contributions are voluntary.  Schedule: from 20:45 to 21:30

The session will be hosted by: 
Be Pryce, Singing Therapist, Gestalt Psychotherapist, Mantra Chanter.

For more info and reservations, please call 648058496, 

or write to

viernes, 30 de agosto de 2013

Meditation sessions

Join the Shambhala group of Málaga for group meditation in YogaSala on Thursdays from 17:30-18:30. Instruction is available for new meditators. We also meet from 10:00-13:30 on the 2nd Sunday of the month. There is no charge for these activities but please contact us in advance if you would like instruction.
Fernando   tel 686 667 650     email (Spanish)
Chris            tel 622 049 181    email (English)
For more information see www.malaga.shambhala. es

domingo, 28 de julio de 2013

Yoga classes continue in August.

 Estrella y Joaquín yoga on the beach

Yoga classes continue in August.
Keep practicing, we are open during the month of August. If you are spending a few days off in Malaga you can attend single classes.
We have extended hours that suits many possibilities to not miss a day of practice in our YogaSala.

With stunning views of the cathedral in the center, with natural ventilation typical of old houses where we enjoyed a nice breeze and a bright interior courtyard.

Bright interior courtyard.
You can go whenever you want at any time that suits you, within the established schedule.
  Morning and evening hours.



  From 7'45 to 9'15 Monday and Wednesday
  From 10.00 to 11.30 Tuesday and Thursday.

  From 18'30 to 20'00 Monday and Wednesday.
  From 19 to 20:30 Thursday
  From 20:30 to 22:00 Monday and Wednesday.

ADVANCED YOGA (Recommended for people with experience in the practice of yoga)

  Tuesday from 19.30 to 21.00

  Extra class Friday 18'30 to 20'30

Yoga Sala Malaga. Street / Moreno Monroy May. 3rd.
(Intersection of Street / Larios)
Center of Malaga.
Energy and Relaxation.
Phone 626 08 80 86.
For information directly into the YogaSala, please, before or after hours activities.
Write to:

martes, 23 de julio de 2013


On Thursday 25, we will have a Mantra Chanting Group Session in Yogasala. 

Mantra chanting makes your life flow, simply put. 
And it helps move energy in the body and heart so that the energy flowing to and through the body and mind is more fluid. The sound of a Mantra can lift us towards the higher self, or simply towards feeling a lot better, for the sounds can bring transformation in us while leading us to power and strength, and quietness, all at the same time.

Money contributions are voluntary.  Schedule: from 20:30 to 21:30

The session will be hosted by: 
Be Pryce, Singing Therapist, Gestalt Psychotherapist, Mantra Chanter.

For more info and reservations, please call 648058496, 

or write to

lunes, 1 de julio de 2013

Yoga class in Playa de la Malagueta by Isabel Martínez.

                                   Enjoy your practice in touch with the elements, sea, sun and fresh air

Yogasala and Isabel Martínez (Surya Integrative Therapies co-funder) invite you to a very special event on July, the 18th. We´ll meet at La Moraga de Antonio Martín, a very well known  restaurant at La Malagueta, at 8 pm.

Everyone is welcome and we are very happy that you come with your friends. Beginners and advanced Yoga lovers, all together will join together for the purpose of sharing our practice, enjoying Nature and offering Yoga to the world.

We speak English, Spanish and German. This event stimulates itself with free donation. We will join again at the end of August.

Please bring a Yoga mat or a towel. Thank you for your interest. We appreciate that you confirm how many of you are coming. Phone number: 722 307 195 or E-mail:



sábado, 22 de junio de 2013

Yoga: Solstice in Times Square NY. Caridad was there!

Through yoga celebration of summer solstice in Times Square. Thousands of participants. Caridad, who visited us a few months ago to YogaSala, was there.

viernes, 21 de junio de 2013

Thank you! Yoga Sala, by Caridad from Nueva York

Thank you! Yoga Sala
Joaquin my teacher at "Yoga Sala" is a caring and patient teacher to beginners like me, though his class attract yoga students in all levels. His instructions are always so clear and assuring that i find myself doing the poses that i have never imagined doing. He inspire you to try your best, while giving alternatives or encouraging you to do "what you can do".
The studio is absolutely beautiful, bright, and with the best view of Malaga Cathedral.
I feels lucky to have a place like "Yoga Sala" to go, and friends I will be happy to see again.
Caridad from Nueva York

domingo, 16 de junio de 2013

"Multitasking", full article by Joaquin G Weil, translated to English by Corey Schuster

Our mind is capable of carrying out many tasks simultaneously, but can our attention be concentrated on various things at one time? Let´s head to the land of the asanas…

The human mind functions via various layers of attention and consciousness. This is shown, for example, when we are driving and we are able to keep one eye on the road while the other is checking the rear view mirror. We do this all while listening to the motor, changing speeds and gears, using both our hands and feet. And what´s even more, we are able to listen to the radio or chat with other passengers and pay attention to our own passing thoughts.

The ability to do this is called “multitasking”. To compare it lightly, we could say our mind is like a computer in which a variety of windows or desktops are open at the same time. In reality, however, a computer doesn´t carry out all these tasks at the same time; rather it switches from one back to another so quickly that it only seems like they are happening simultaneously. Our minds work in a similar way: although we can be alert to many stimuli, or even carry out various tasks at once, our undivided attention can only be focused on one thing at a time and then move on to the next.

It may not seem like it, but this is a good thing. This promises that while we are processing a variety of information consciously, we are alert.


Juan, a regular at the Buddhist Studies Center in Málaga, lives at the top of a mountain in the Axarquía mountain range. He tells me that when he attends the classes given by the Lamas, which are held in the city center, he can´t stand the noise of the city. I´m not surprised. Living the in solitude of the countryside, where the only noise that you can make out is the faint barking of a dog or the humming of a distant airplane, makes the senses become so fine-tuned that the roaring noises of city life become deafening. We, urban folk, have had to turn down the sharpness of our senses in order to survive in the environment of lights and screaming noises.

Normally, our minds are bombarded with an infinite number of sensory stimuli and news. Of these, just a select few make it to our conscious attention. On occasions, in an intuitive way, we focus our attention on those stimuli that advert us to danger or emergencies. During a yoga practice, we have the opportunity to fine tune our senses. For example, one specific part of Ashtanga yoga, Pratyahara, consists of just that: sharpening our senses towards internal stimuli.


Coming back to the term “multitasking”, from my point of view, a yoga practice cannot be successfully carried out while we are paying attention to each of the individual parts an asana requires. For example, when I practice Downward Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana), I try to do it step-by-step: relax and firmly plant my feet and hands on the floor. Besides this firm and stable support, I relax my body upwards and at the same time, stretch. I release tension in my neck. I breathe deeply from my hips to my back, relaxing the abdomen and diaphragm on the exhalations. I do this as if I were fostering attention towards my body.

The effect of this type of concentration – step-by-step and detailed – is in and of itself meditative, zen-like. I am working on simplifying my thoughts and allowing my attention to flow calmly. And at the same time I have formed part of the global conscience (referred to as holistic today), cleansing my attention to reach an ideal state of alert relaxation, where my intuition is clearer and sure, from which it is fine tuned to receive in serene way the most relevant sensory information.

The physical worker may relax in the shower or in the bath after a hard day´s work. However, on the other hand, the intellectual worker may find his “mental shower” during the practice of asanas.

 (Our article "Multitasking" was published in the paper issue 30th of the spanish version of  Yoga Journal)

martes, 11 de junio de 2013

Our Center

Fotographys by Victoriano Moreno realized recently in our center

Gallery and entrance

Principal practice room 60m2

Coach, therapy and interview  room.

Our center, situated at a side-street from the principal comercial-street of Málaga. (C/Larios) is 120 m2, comes with a practice-room of 60m2 and capacity for more than 25 that can get to try and practice yoga with comfort.

It also comes with a room for therapies and interviews, two changing rooms for ladies and gentlemen, bathroom and shower.     

Yoga Schedule
The whole center is for your disposal for the activities that right now are coursed, and for the activities that you would like to organize with us on available hours, both every day hours and weekends.

The activities realized in our center are published on our blog (with more than 150 visits per day), on Facebook (almost 2800 people comected) and Twitter (almost 900 followers).

Here is a satellit photo so that if you don´t know the city, you can check how closeYogaSala in Málaga  (on the photo on the left hand side) is from the hills of Gibralfaro (on the top on the right hand side) and the wide beach La Malageta (on the bottom to the right). Walking calmly with beautiful view they are less than 15-20minutes away. Our center, for those who don´t know it, is situated on a sunny upper-floor between the principal commercial-street and the Cathedral, on a pedestrian area. Come and visit us.